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DR Congo starts vaccinating against Ebola outbreak

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The Democratic Republic of Congo launched a vaccination campaign after two people died of Ebola in the northwestern town of Mbandaka, the World Health Organization's Africa office announced. It's the 14th outbreak of the killer virus in the country since 1976, including six since 2018. "Over the years, with the support of WHO and other partners and donors, the country has developed homegrown expertise capable of mounting effective Ebola response," said a statement from the UN's health arm.


"With effective vaccines at hand and the experience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo health workers in Ebola response, we can quickly change the course of this outbreak for the better," said WHO regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti. - AFP


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